Bitter herbs and honey a film by Monique Schwartz.
This documentary tells the story of the Jewish community in the Australian suburb of Carlton. During World War II and the postwar era, thousands of immigrants fled Europe to rebuild their lives in Carlton where they found themselves in conflict with the more assimilated Anglo-Jewish community that had lived in the area for generations. Bringing traditions reminiscent of Polish-Jewish shtetl life to their newly-adopted country, new arrivals chose to maintain their own language, religion and culture. Former residents speak candidly about Carlton's close communal life and about the division between different elements of Jewish society.
- Waltham, Mass. : National Center for Jewish Film, [1996?]
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